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Women Awards 2011



 
Spanish guard Juan Carlos Navarro was again the best player in Europe in 2011


German power forward Dirk Nowitzki was voted the best European player in 2011


Serbian coach of Panathinaikos, Zeljko Obradovic was selected Coach of the Year 2011
Traditionally at the end of each year Eurobasket announces the European awards for the last year.
It's the 10th such ranking prepared by Eurobasket.com staff. Eurobasket has a network of almost 300 correspondents, while most of them are located in Europe and participated in preparing the ranking below.
We have the policy of not involving the fans as it may influence the final ranking and instead of that we rely on the opinions of experts.
The votes were made in two categories: All-Europe and All-Europeans.
All-Europe ranking applies to the players, who played in European leagues in last (10-11) and this (11-12) season, so it may apply also to non-European players, who played as imports in Europe.
All-Europeans category applies only to Europeans, but also these, who played overseas (mostly in NBA).
Similarly like last year, for All-Europe, votes were dominated by Juan Carlos Navarro (192-G-80), shooting guard of Regal Barcelona which helped Spanish National Team in winning European Championships in Lithuania. He was also named the Most Valuable Player of the tournament. Navarro's most impressive performance was in the semifinal against Macedonia, where La Bomba 35 points.
La Bomba Navarro won the Player of the Year award for the third consecutive year and his also in the 1st Team for the sixth time (05, 06, 08, 09, 10).
Dimitris Diamantidis (196-G-80) was voted for the best point guard of the year. The Greek superstar was a key player for Panathinaikos which won last Euroleague Final Four in Barcelona. He earned Eurobasket.com All-Euroleague Player and Guard of the Year awards for the 2010/2011 season.
Shooting Guard of the Year is also the MVP, as mentioned above, Juan Carlos Navarro.
FC Barcelona's Chuck Eidson (202-F/G-80) won the title for the best small forward in Europe. American player spent last season at Maccabi Tel-Aviv. He was one of the best players for Israeli powerhouse which earned antoher Isreali League Championship. They also, surprisingly, reached Euroleague Final where they where beaten by Barcelona.
Power forward of the year award goes to Bosnian Mirza Teletovic (206-F-85) from Caja Laboral Vitoria. Teletovic led the team from Spain to reach Euroleague Quarterfinal last season. He was also fourth best scorer with 15.5 points per game.
Greek Sofoklis Schortsanitis (206-C-85) definitely deserved to get All-Europe Center of the year. Toghether with Chuck Eidson he took part in a great season for Maccabi Tel-Aviv. He was also voted best center in Euroleague last season
The second team is also dominated by European player. There is only one non-European Player - a Panathinaikos icon Mike Batiste (203-F-77). He is joined by Greek guard Vassilis Spanoulis (193-G-82), Lester 'Bo' McCalebb (183-PG-85) (American who also has Macedonian citizentship), Russian Andrei Kirilenko (205-F-81) who decided to leave Utah Jazz for CSKA Moscow and Polish center Maciej Lampe (210-C-85). Unfortunately Lampe got injured in September and is still not ready to play again.
All-Europeans awards, as in the previous seasons, are dominated by Europeans plaing in the NBA. Some of them decided to play in Europe during the lockout, but when it ended they got back to the States.
This year our correspondents had no choice than selecting Dirk Nowitzki (211-F-78) as the Player of the Year. The German power forward was the key player of Dallas Mavericks in winning their first NBA title. Nowitzki was also named NBA Finals MVP. German star won the Player of the Year award for the fifht time (previously in 05, 06, 07, 08).
Another NBA player, French Tony Parker (183-PG-82) is traditionally voted as the European Point Guard. Parker led French National Team to the European Championships final in Kaunas, where they were beaten by Spain. He was third best scorer of the tournament with 22.1 points per game. During the NBA lockout Parker went to France and played at ASVEL.
Juan Carlos Navarro (192-G-80) is for sure best shooting guard from Europe.
The small forward of the year award goes to Andrei Kirilenko from CSKA Moscow. Russian player had an impressive last season. Together with Russian National Team he won Bronze Medal at Europen Championships in Lithuania. He was selected to All-Tournament 1st team and voted as the Best Forward. After NBA lockout ended the Russian star did not accept any of NBA teams options and decided to stay in CSKA until the end of the year.
In power forward position was named, as previously said, Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki.
Center of the Year is Pau Gasol (214-F/C-80). The Spanish big man had another impressive individual season with Lakers (18.2ppg, 9.9rpg), but his team unexpectedly lost in NBA Western Conference Semifinals against Oklahoma City Thunder.
In the second team we have two Spanish players: Rudy Fernandez (197-G-85) at shooting guard position and the younger brother of Pau Gasol - Marc (212-C-85) as a center. Dimitris Diamantidis was named the second best European point guard. At small forward position there is Nicolas Batum (201-F-88) from Portland TrailBlazers. Italian power forward Andrea Bargnani (209-F/C-85) closes the 2nd team.
The Eurobasket.com All-European Coach of the Year Award goes to Serbian Zeljko Obradovic , who lead Panathinaikos Athens to the championship titles in both Euroleague and Greek League. Obradovic was already voted by Eurobasket.com correspondents as the Coach of the Year in 2002 and 2009.


Eurobasket.com All-Europe Awards 2011 - only players, who played in Europe in 2011 (both domestic and imports). There were over 70 players who received votes in the category

All-Europe 1st Team 2011
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Juan Carlos Navarro
Navarro
Dimitris Diamantidis
Diamantidis
Chuck Eidson
Eidson
Mirza Teletovic
Teletovic
Sofoklis Schortsanitis
Schortsanitis
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Player of the Year: Juan Carlos Navarro (192-G-80) of Regal FC Barcelona (Spain)
Point Guard of the Year: Dimitris Diamantidis (196-G-80) of Panathinaikos Athens (Greece)
Shooting Guard of the Year: Juan Carlos Navarro (192-G-80) of Regal FC Barcelona (Spain)
Small Forward of the Year: Chuck Eidson (202-F/G-80) of Maccabi Electra (Israel) / Regal FC Barcelona (Spain)
Power Forward of the Year: Mirza Teletovic (206-F-85) of Caja Laboral Vitoria (Spain)
Center of the Year: Sofoklis Schortsanitis (206-C-85) of Maccabi Electra (Israel)
Coach of the Year: Zeljko Obradovic of Panathinaikos Athens (Greece)

Eurobasket.com All-Europe 1st Team:
Dimitris Diamantidis (196-G-80) of Panathinaikos Athens (Greece)
Juan Carlos Navarro (192-G-80) of Regal FC Barcelona (Spain)
Chuck Eidson (202-F/G-80) of Maccabi Electra (Israel) / Regal FC Barcelona (Spain)
Mirza Teletovic (206-F-85) of Caja Laboral Vitoria (Spain)
Sofoklis Schortsanitis (206-C-85) of Maccabi Electra Tel-Aviv (Israel)

Eurobasket.com All-Europe 2nd Team:
Bo McCalebb (183-PG-85) of Montepaschi Siena (Italy)
Vassilis Spanoulis (193-G-82) of Olympiakos S.F.P. Pireus (Greece)
Andrei Kirilenko (205-F-81) of Utah Jazz (NBA) / CSKA Moscow (Russia) * Kirilenko received smaller number of votes, considering that he played extremely short period of time this season in Europe, getting injured in November
Mike Batiste (203-F-77) of Panathinaikos Athens (Greece)
 Maciej Lampe (210-C-85) of Unics Kazan (Russia) / Caja Laboral Vitoria (Spain)

Eurobasket.com All-Europe Honorable Mention:
Fernando San Emeterio (198-F/G-84) of Caja Laboral Vitoria (Spain)
Erazem Lorbek (209-F/C-84) of Regal FC Barcelona (Spain)
Nenad Krstic (213-C-83) of Boston Celtics (NBA) / CSKA Moscow (Russia)
Jeremy Pargo (188-PG-86) of Maccabi Electra (Israel) / Memphis Grizzlies (NBA)
Dusko Savanovic (204-F/C-83) of Valencia B.C. (Spain) / Anadolu Efes (Turkey)
Antonis Fotsis (210-F-81) of Panathinaikos (Greece) / EA7 Emporio Armani (Italy)
Jaycee Carroll (188-PG-83) of Gran Canaria 2014 (Spain) / Real Madrid (Spain)
Romain Sato (194-G/F-81) of Panathinaikos Athens (Greece)
Keith Langford (193-G/F-83) of BC Khimky (Russia) / Maccabi Electra (Israel)
Milan Macvan (206-C-89) of Maccabi Electra (Israel) / Partizan MT:S (Serbia)


Eurobasket.com All-Europeans Awards 2011 - only Europeans, including these, who played in Europe or overseas in 2011

All-Europeans 1st Team 2011
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Dirk Nowitzki
Nowitzki
Tony Parker
Parker
Juan Carlos Navarro
Navarro
Andrei Kirilenko
Kirilenko
Pau Gasol
Gasol
#e#5

Player of the Year: Dirk Nowitzki (211-F-78) of Dallas Mavericks (NBA)
Point Guard of the Year: Tony Parker (183-PG-82) of San Antonio Spurs (NBA) / Villeurbanne (France)
Shooting Guard of the Year: Juan Carlos Navarro of Regal FC Barcelona (Spain)
Small Forward of the Year: Andrei Kirilenko (205-F-81) of Utah Jazz (NBA) / CSKA Moscow (Russia)
Power Forward of the Year: Dirk Nowitzki (211-F-78) of Dallas Mavericks (NBA)
Center of the Year: Pau Gasol (214-F/C-80) of Los Angeles Lakers (NBA)

Eurobasket.com All-Europeans 1st Team:
Tony Parker (183-PG-82) of San Antonio Spurs (NBA) / Villeurbanne (France)
Juan Carlos Navarro of Regal FC Barcelona (Spain)
Andrei Kirilenko (205-F-81) of Utah Jazz (NBA) / CSKA Moscow (Russia)
Dirk Nowitzki (211-F-78) of Dallas Mavericks (NBA)
Pau Gasol (214-F/C-80) of Los Angeles Lakers (NBA)

Eurobasket.com All-Europeans 2nd Team:
Dimitris Diamantidis (196-G-80) of Panathinaikos Athens (Greece)
Rudy Fernandez (197-G-85) of Portland TB (NBA) / Read (Spain) / Denver N. (NBA)
Nicolas Batum (201-F-88) of Portland TB (NBA) / Sluc Nancy (France)
Andrea Bargnani (209-F/C-85) of Toronto Raptors (NBA)
Marc Gasol (212-C-85) of Memphis Grizzlies (NBA)

Eurobasket.com All-Europeans Honorable Mention:
Danilo Gallinari (205-G/F-88) of Denver N. (NBA) / EA7 Emporio Armani (Italy)
Jose Manuel Calderon (190-PG-81) of Toronto Raptors (NBA)
  Luol Deng (201-F-85) of Chicago Bulls (NBA)
Bo McCalebb (183-PG-85) of Montepaschi Siena (Italy)
Milos Teodosic (195-G-87) of Olympiakos (Greece) / CSKA (Russia)
Nenad Krstic (213-C-83) of Boston Celtics (NBA) / CSKA Moscow (Russia)
Marcin Gortat (213-C-84) of Phoenix Suns (NBA)
Mirza Teletovic of Caja Laboral Vitoria (Spain)
Vassilis Spanoulis (206-F-85) of Olympiakos Pireus (Greece)
Serge Ibaka (208-C/F-89) of Oklahoma City T. (NBA) / Real (Spain)
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